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Officer on Duty at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Silences Crowd After Laughter is Heard
liveleak ^ | November 7, 2011

Posted on 11/08/2011 3:47:46 AM PST by lowbridge

"It is requested that everyone maintains a level of silence and respect",says the soldier as he stops in stance and demands silence from a disrespectful crowd w/ rifle out front.

You could have heard a dime drop that day.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=c59_1320722129

(Excerpt) Read more at liveleak.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: arlingtoncemetery; military; soldier; tomboftheunknowns

1 posted on 11/08/2011 3:47:49 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Bookmarked for viewing after work...


2 posted on 11/08/2011 3:51:27 AM PST by EnigmaticAnomaly ("Mantra of the left: 'It's only okay when WE do it.'")
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To: lowbridge

People should should show respect for the dead.

There is no shame in this country.

The officer made a good call!


3 posted on 11/08/2011 3:51:30 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: lowbridge

wow. just....wow.


4 posted on 11/08/2011 3:53:07 AM PST by ZinGirl
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To: goldstategop
There is no shame in this country.

Ain't that the truth. Not since November, 1992.

5 posted on 11/08/2011 3:53:44 AM PST by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-The government gets rich, you get poor.)
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To: goldstategop

Occupy this....Beotch!!!!!!!


6 posted on 11/08/2011 3:54:38 AM PST by Michigan Bowhunter
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To: lowbridge

If I had the $$ I could hire several retired Marines to go about with me pointing out the many and vast failings of decency, decorum and common sense that I see every day.

Great this was caught and I hope it gets played widely!


7 posted on 11/08/2011 4:01:47 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: lowbridge
Check this one out:

"Sentinel reacts aggressively when tourist at Arlington 'Tomb of the Unknown' crosses barrier."

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=9c9_1242569456

8 posted on 11/08/2011 4:04:38 AM PST by FLAMING DEATH (Are you better off than you were $4 trillion ago?)
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To: lowbridge

That bayonet should have been put to good use with those low lifes.

Although I’d hate to see an honorable blade like that stained with the low-hemoglobin blood of such dirt bags.

Then again, that’s why they make kerosene to clean up after the fact.


9 posted on 11/08/2011 4:05:07 AM PST by mkjessup (I stand with Herman Cain, a God-fearing, Jesus-loving, Constitution-honoring PATRIOT.)
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To: don-o

Decorum is all but lost among certain cultures. Just go to an inner city graduation and you’ll witness what I’m talking about...

For some reason people today act as if they are on the set of Jerry Springer regardless of where they are.


10 posted on 11/08/2011 4:06:08 AM PST by TSgt (whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive...it is the Right of the People to abolish it.)
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To: ZinGirl
ditto....WOW ...JUST....WOW
11 posted on 11/08/2011 4:06:36 AM PST by Guenevere (....We press on.....)
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly

Ditto.


12 posted on 11/08/2011 4:10:57 AM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: lowbridge

BTTT


13 posted on 11/08/2011 4:13:04 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: originalbuckeye

The veneer of civilization is very thin. Every day there are many examples. It would have been interesting to see what would have transpired if the moron had kept going.


14 posted on 11/08/2011 4:14:18 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: lowbridge

God Bless that young man...God Bless our military...


15 posted on 11/08/2011 4:16:26 AM PST by PigRigger (Donate to http://www.AdoptAPlatoon.org - The Troops have our front covered, let's guard their backs!)
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To: TSgt
For some reason people today act as if they are on the set of Jerry Springer regardless of where they are.

Some are posting on FR...I've never seen anything like it in the 13 years I've been here.

16 posted on 11/08/2011 4:19:50 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: lowbridge

Later


17 posted on 11/08/2011 4:22:53 AM PST by I_be_tc
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To: lonestar
Some are posting on FR.

Full points for lonestar.

18 posted on 11/08/2011 4:26:20 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: lonestar

Jerry Springer Show
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfIdiHHVpt0


19 posted on 11/08/2011 4:34:30 AM PST by TSgt (whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive...it is the Right of the People to abolish it.)
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To: lonestar

Yep you are certainly right about that.


20 posted on 11/08/2011 4:38:58 AM PST by Not gonna take it anymore (Member of the First Church of Christ, I am Catholic)
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To: lowbridge
Good lord, you should see some of the comments there. People are actually criticizing the Marine for infringing on peoples right to free speech. Those assholes who were laughing should go laugh in front of the White House where its more deserved.
21 posted on 11/08/2011 4:43:59 AM PST by Mopp4 (YES WE CAIN !)
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To: lonestar

I can’t decide whether to laugh or cry...


22 posted on 11/08/2011 4:48:47 AM PST by antidisestablishment (Our people perish through lack of wisdom, but they are content in their ignorance.)
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To: FLAMING DEATH

Saw that video too! I get choked up watching these gallant men. There’s such a respect and reverence the likes of which we’ve not seen in this country in decades.

In my experience, when a uniformed, armed member of our military asks you to pipe down, you do it. I, too, would be curious to have seen what happened if the pipsqueaks kept it up.


23 posted on 11/08/2011 4:53:55 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: lowbridge

The first time I visited the USS Arizona Memorial was in the 1970s. It was so perfect and everyone was quiet as they contemplated what it must have been like in those terrible hours. The second time was in the 1990s and I wanted to either scream or throw-up. Tons of people all jabbering away at the same time like it was a ride at Disneyworld. I left disappointed with a tear in my eye and a heavy heart.


24 posted on 11/08/2011 5:16:05 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: rarestia

I have a feeling “Occupy Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier” would not be a good idea.


25 posted on 11/08/2011 5:16:51 AM PST by radioone ("2012 can't come soon enough")
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To: PigRigger

Amen.


26 posted on 11/08/2011 5:21:01 AM PST by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: Mopp4

He’s not a Marine. He’s Army.


27 posted on 11/08/2011 5:39:11 AM PST by Cailleach
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To: lowbridge

Officer on Duty at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Silences Crowd After Laughter is Heard

I’m waiting for obama to issue new orders about this, making it OK to disrespect the dead soldiers, the Tomb,and the entire cemetery.


28 posted on 11/08/2011 5:56:17 AM PST by chainsaw (Sarah Palin would be my first choice. .)
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To: lowbridge

While I agree with the sentiment expressed by the Officer—
in light of all the attacks removing any Christian symbol from display on Government land — I am moved to ask :IS THIS NOT AN ESTABLISHMENT OF RELIGION? The Tomb Guard made a strong request of those standing near the Tomb demanding silence and respect.I can agree with the request but insist it is a Clear Establishment of Religion i.e. worship of the unknown dead? There is NO Military Guard at the Mt.Soledad Cross— None at the spot where our Memorial was stolen from Sunrise Rock in the Mojave Desert. None in Montana to request silence or respect at such Hallowed Ground. Where were the Military Guards when the enemy demanded the Schofeild Barracks Cross be destroyed— or the Camp Smith Memorial Cross on Oahu? We cannot honor our dead soldiers I we do not honor the Veterans and soldiers who have erected Memorials to our own.


29 posted on 11/08/2011 6:01:37 AM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: lowbridge

bm


30 posted on 11/08/2011 6:07:52 AM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: StonyBurk
IS THIS NOT AN ESTABLISHMENT OF RELIGION? No, it is honoring those who gave their life for this country and has nothing to do with religion, only honor. Unfortunately too many in this country have no honor.
31 posted on 11/08/2011 6:11:17 AM PST by Ratman83
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To: FLAMING DEATH

It’s hard to tell..it was just at the edge of the camera’s field, but it looks like something rolled UNDER the ropeline, and someone reached out to retrieve it..


32 posted on 11/08/2011 6:28:31 AM PST by ken5050 (Cain/Gingrich 2012!!! because sharing a couch with Pelosi is NOT the same as sharing a bed with her)
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To: lowbridge; All
For those interested, there is an old James Cann movie "Gardens of Stone"..about the Old Guard. Very faithful, and accurate depictions of the rituals and routines that comprise guarding "The Unknowns"

Worthwhile trying to obtain and view..

33 posted on 11/08/2011 6:34:29 AM PST by ken5050 (Cain/Gingrich 2012!!! because sharing a couch with Pelosi is NOT the same as sharing a bed with her)
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To: lowbridge

bm


34 posted on 11/08/2011 6:53:24 AM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Ratman83

I agree there are too many who have NOT been taught Honor—
I have attended several funerals where folk in attendance
were standing in the back talking, and laughing. And sometime way too loud.And you are right about Honor -But I stand by what I said.IMO this is very much an establishment of religion.Read the Judiciary report of March 27 1854 US House Judiciary Committee Report by Mr.Meacham as cited in Wm.J.Federer’s America’s God and Country encyclopedia of Quotations Under Congress: pp169-170 note 215.


35 posted on 11/08/2011 7:25:49 AM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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36 posted on 11/08/2011 7:45:47 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: StonyBurk

I pay little attention to the BS published by our government because that is what it is BS. If they cannot keep themselves clean they have no right infringing upon others with what they peddle. You are IMHO falling under the leftist umbrella of thought. Establishment of a religion is not honoring the dead, having religious symbols, nor even saying a prayer it is the actual making a law (or court rulings) that say this is our religion. The need by the courts and other branches of government to promote atheism (the absence of God) is the more realistically the establishment of religion.


37 posted on 11/08/2011 7:52:34 AM PST by Ratman83
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To: Ratman83

We are on the same page.I do -as I said originally— agree with the sentiment expressed by the “Officer” While on active duty at Ft.Sam Houston,Tx while assigned flag detail one time— I was restrained for my intent was to drag certain folk from their vehicles who had stopped for retiring of the Colors -but had not bothered to unass their POV and stand respectfully for a moment of quiet reflection. - and when In Basic Training at Ft.Campbell KY Jun 69 I was investigated by our school Commander for attempted assault on an Officer after a butter bar Lt. disrespected not only our flag detail -but our Flag by showing up manifesting conduct unbecoming - the rest of the guys assigned the detail reported accounts similar to my own.And by Gods’ grace and the favor of our Commander I was advised to control my passions and that ended it. I do understand Honor and we do so agree about the shortage of folk who understand such.My intent was more to remind folk of what is being taken from us by misunderstanding of the First amendment by men of zeal serving on our Courts.I did not intend to offend any brother.


38 posted on 11/08/2011 9:51:10 AM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: StonyBurk

I understand.


39 posted on 11/08/2011 11:21:12 AM PST by Ratman83
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To: ken5050
"For those interested, there is an old James Cann movie "Gardens of Stone"..about the Old Guard. Very faithful, and accurate depictions of the rituals and routines that comprise guarding "The Unknowns" Worthwhile trying to obtain and view.."

Oh, my, YES. A beautiful (but very sad and sobering) story. Lots of cussing, though. Not for tender ears.

40 posted on 11/08/2011 1:38:33 PM PST by redhead (Don't START with me...you know how I get.)
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To: lowbridge

Bookmark


41 posted on 11/08/2011 1:49:38 PM PST by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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